The field of business analysis has grown in recent years and is often viewed as a critical leadership competency for portfolios, programs, and projects. Business analysts—and those who perform business analysis as part of their role—help produce high-quality requirements, engage stakeholders, and help drive successful outcomes.
As a result, the demand for skilled business analysis professionals has continued to grow. This standard and guide provide you with a foundation to grow your business analysis practices and are adaptable for any organization in any industry and across the continuum of project delivery methods.
Similar to A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge (PMBOK® Guide), this publication contains both an ANSI-accredited foundational standard and a body of knowledge in the same publication. It is written to integrate seamlessly with Business Analysis for Practitioners: A Practice Guide.
The Standard for Business Analysis covers the fundamental concepts of business analysis and their relationships to portfolio, program, and project management; organizational strategy; governance; and the project environment. It also includes information on the role of the business analyst in various life cycles. The PMI Guide to Business Analysis discusses the context, environment, and influences on business analysis. It provides descriptions of inputs and outputs and techniques for performing each process. It also covers key concepts and emerging trends, and highlights opportunities for business analysts to collaborate with key stakeholders and teams.
Each of the 35 business analysis processes presented includes information on how to tailor them to adapt to various life cycles. This rich publication provides you with a sound basis to improve business analysis maturity and directly impact your project success rates.